• Please stop stealing road signs

    I’m writing in regards to the disappearances of road signs, especially my road, Pee Dee Creek Road.
    We have lived on this creek for many, many years, but for the last few years every time a sign is put up, it won’t be there but for maybe a week and someone tears it down and does God knows what with them.

  • Rowell got it wrong on tithing

    Mr. Rowell says you’re stealing fron God if you don’t give a tithe. (Larry Rowell’s column of Nov. 9.)
    In the New Testament, in 1 Corinthians 16:2 KJV, we learn that “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.”  Therefore, giving as you have been prospered could very well require many to give more than 10 percent.
    Tithing is not mentioned after Christ’s death; it is Jewish law that does not apply to the New Testament Christian.

  • Thanks for supporting local food pantry

    We are in the grip of the worst financial crisis our country has experienced in my lifetime. People are struggling all over our country. They’ve lost jobs, many have lost homes. So many people are still unemployed or are working longer hours for far less pay. To make matters worse they face price increases at the grocery, the gas pump and even keeping the lights on is a struggle.
    Yet, in the midst off all this struggle the people of Casey County have given with such generosity that I am in awe.

  • Expresses opinions on politics, government

    Bob Ellis wrote a letter, “Too many government programs” in the Oct. 26, 2011 issue. Yet he addresses only Social Security and Medicare. These are the only two programs that are of any real benefit for older Americans.
    Social Security was designed to be self-sustaining. In other words, if you worked you paid into the Social Security fund. Medicare was designed to help offset the cost of health care with taxpayer dollars. Social Security was established Aug. 14, 1935. Medicaid was established in 1964. Medicare was established in 1965.

  • Newspapers and TV need to get it right

    Mr. Vassallo is right. True information is getting hard to come by nowadays in newspapers or by TV news (letter to the editor, Oct. 19 issue). Like Bill Clinton had trouble with what “is” is.
    Seems like TV news and newspapers are having trouble with what truth is.
    Bob Ellis

  • Supports Johnson’s Christian values

    If you want the 2012 presidential candidate to win Kentucky’s electoral votes, who receives the most lawful votes, then vote for Bill Johnson for Secretary of State. If you want President Obama to get Kentucky’s electoral vote because groups like Acorn transport the same people from precinct to precinct, vote for Alice Lundergen Grimes.

  • Be informed and get involved in elections

    Have you noticed how much attention the next “big thing” gets these days? Whether it is advances in tractor technology, a new and improved variety of corn or soybeans, or a new line of livestock genetics, we tend to pour a lot of energy into these new opportunities. Lest we forget, we can actually have considerable influence on the next “big thing” if we take a moment to exercise one of the greatest rights we have as citizens of this great country — voting.

  • Endorses Johnson for Secretary of State

    Seldom do we get to vote for someone with a connection to Casey County. This year we can vote for Bill Johnson for Secretary of State. He is the son-in-law of Marvin and Imo Jane Douglas. She has been a business school teacher to two or three generations of Casey Countians.
    From what I have read and heard about Mr. Johnson, he is a fine young man with lots of experience in the business world. He is a Navy veteran, an engineer, and math teacher. He wants everyone to vote who is entitled to vote — only once and not from the graveyard, unlike his opponent.

  • Thinks Gov. Beshear doing a good job

    As a retired Navy veteran, I would like to take this opportunity to endorse Gov. Beshear for re-election.
    He and his lieuntenant governor candidate are themselves veterans. I was honored when I saw him visiting our Kentucky warriors on the battlefield of Iraq. In 1966-67 when I was in Vietnam fighting for our country, it would have been an honor to receive a visit from a Kentucky official.

  • Thanks for support during Apple Festival

    The Friends of Education and the CCHS Basketball Boosters would like to thank everyone for their dedication to our programs by their recent support during the Apple Festival.   Both programs depend on this fundraising event during the year.
    We would also like to thank the local businessmen that opened the doors to their buildings for storage and use.
    Last, but not least, we would like to thank all the parents and Friends’ board members that gave of their time to help work the booth. Without your help it would be very difficult.